Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mozilla's Mobile OS Built Using HTML, CSS and JS

Chris Smith reporting … An entire Mobile OS built using HTML, CSS and JS:

Mozilla was out showing off their web-based phone at the Mobile World Congress last month, and IDG News Service posted this video of Jonathan Nightengale, Senior Director for Firefox Engineering, demonstrating the phone in action.

The device runs Mozilla's Boot2Gecko (B2G) operating system, which runs all of the phone's applications on the web, and is demoed on the Samsung Galaxy S2.  As Jonathan points out, B2G uses APIs for all of the smart phone functions that typically require a native application, such as: phone dialer, camera, text messaging, and geolocation.

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